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Been Enhanced Had I Known enhanced had I known fencing so I was surprised to find myself deciding it didn t matter While I understood some of the fencing terms generally mostly I came to see the discipline reuired to excel and that it has a ong tradition This is overlaid upon the coming chaos of a revolution The above makes this sound boring boring boring and
it was just the opposite Yes the initial 75 or so pages eft me wondering if fencing was going to was just the opposite Yes the initial 75 or so pages eft me wondering if fencing was going to the sum total of the novel I did not just hope that there would be but there was enough foreshadowing that I felt confident there would indeed be In what period of history might we find this to be untrueDo you know what the problem is We find ourselves in the The Miracle Equation last of the three generations history chooses to repeat every now and then The first generation needs a god and so they invent one The second erects temples to that god and tries to imitate him And the third uses the marble from those temples to build brothels in which to worship their own greedust and dishonesty And that is why gods and heroes are always inevitably succeeded by mediocrity cowards and imbecilesThis is a very plot driven novel As plot is not one of my primary reasons to read I might find myself dismissing this as fluff It is anything but Prose is an important element to me and which I mention in nearly every review and in this it is good not beautiful which would detract from the novel in this case but good True I was reading a translation but I think a translator rarely makes a silk purse out of a sow s ear Surprisingly in a plot driven novel was the very good characterization of the title character The novel is told in third person The Dawn of Modern Thought limited and so we come to know him intimately As a thriller I must withhold a 5 star rating because I want to save those for what I think of asiterary That is my bias and perhaps one day I The Infamous Ellen James (Infamous, ll be sorry for having it Still this is a solid 4 stars I m glad not only to have read it but also that I have 2 other books by this author awaiting my attention Okay first off I went into this book with no great expectations I picked it up on impulse in a random kindle sale intending to save it asight reading for the first time I go to the beach whenever that will be I knew I was probably the wrong audience and that there were Samael Aun Weor, The Absolute Man likely to be things that d piss me off but whatever Give me historical fiction about fencing and 19th century Spain No need to be uality just uick and readableWell today the day has come And turns out that yes it pretty muchived up to those expectations entertaining with a shit plot and than a bit clich Which I was Dragonfrigate Wizard Halcyon Blithe (Halcyon Blithe, luckily amused than irritated byStill I would not recommend itThe plot follows Jaime Astarloa an aging fencing master in an era where fencing is becoming increasingly irrelevant because of guns He s your usual crochety old man yelling at clouds despairing that the great practical art of fencing is being reduced to a mere sport grumbling about today s youthoudly proclaiming that he doesn t care about politics I couldn t care Satria dari Negeri Tayli 1-28 less about the principle of euality I can tell you I would rather be governed by a Caesar or Bonaparte imagining himself theast honourable man In short a staunch traditionalist From how it was all written we were meant to find him a tragic and sympathetic figure but I could neither bring myself to take him seriously observing the whole thing withfascinated amusement perhaps Such a stereotypeI was cheering far for two of the side Characters Even If It Was Clear The Narrator Is Not even if it was clear the narrator is not their side his friend C rceles a journalist and staunch revolutionary often monologuing about guillotines very entertaining and Adela a young woman who wants to Goethean Science learn a fencing move near impossible to defend against Her appearance was described at great male gazeyength earning many an eye roll violet eyes but she was competent and awesome and I Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! liked her aot I hoped the plot was not view spoilerheading towards a romance with the old fencing master who sure seemed to be eyeing her a Digital Crossroads lot hide spoiler A fairly good book The story developed slowly but eventually picked up The book tells tge story of a fencing master Don Jamie one of the fewiving in the civil war period He is approached by a young seniorita with in depth knowledge on the art of fencing He reluctantly accepts her as her student Soon after another client of his is murdered The Maruis Don Luis who dies just after becoming intimate with the seniorita Other murders follow soon Who is killing all these people This is what this book is abou. ?bola sobre el poder del dinero a ambición política y a extinción de The Einstein Theory of Relativity los valores de honradez y fidelidad enos finales del siglo XX. ,
DOWNLOAD El maestro de esgrimaThis book is my first read of Arturo P rez Reverte I got this book from a second hand book and read it without much expectation I was delighted that I find a good book without influenced by any review or opinion of other people I saw movie Scaramouche 1952 and how the protagonist defeated the antagonist by seeking fencing essons from senior fencing master On this book the main character is a senior fencing master so seeing the story from a master of fencing POV is interestingI was considering to rate this book between 3 or 4 star I pick 3 star due
to my personal taste1 The setting of the novel was at the duskmy personal taste1 The setting of the novel was at the dusk of fencing as way for honor bound fighting OR SELF DEFENCE THIS KIND OF self defence This kind of usually makes me uncomfortably nervous due to my experience reading wuxia with the similar era In wuxia fiction at the dusk of martial arts era the martial arts hopelessly ost against guns and other new war technologies This novel had similar spirit the fencing pictured as an obsolete battle techniue2 There was a scene when protagonist and his friends had a gathering I saw the scene as a potential for a good teamwork sub plot But then the story development went ess than my expectationview spoiler the story was focusing only at the Fencing Master meanwhile his friends had no important role in the story hide spoiler The Fencing Master by Arturo Perez Reverte is a throwback to another time in fact even within the 1868 time setting of the story the protagonist a fencing master go figure is a throwback to another time an era of pure honor and purer scruples Of course such an e This one is uite simple and straight forward I might recommend it for a young adult who Perfect Justice (Ben Kencaid, likes adventure stories I just feltike it gave into stereotypes and predictability a The Literary Relationship of Lord Byron and Thomas Moore little too much Perez Reverte has something of an obsession with the Dark Lady character out to destroy the man inove with her Nowhere is that prominent than in this novel Usually it s woven in enough that it doesn t bother me but having read his other ones and then read this one It just made me roll my eyes a Suggestions for Marketing Small Timber little Come on Arturo you re better at putting together plot threads than thisHowever The mystery is good the suspense is there the dark writing is spooky and appropriate It s a very uick fun easy read And I stilliked it I would just read all the other ones by him first because they re that much better This is my favourite of Perez Reverte s books that I ve read thus far The stoic fencing maestro Jaime Astarloa is New Exploration living out his remaining days of uiet desperation with a philosophical stiff upperip as he watches the way of The Shaping of Western Civilization life he has devoted himself to fade into unlamented obscurity Don Jaime spends his days teaching bratty aristocrats the art of the sword an art they appear to noonger need or care about and marking time with his few acuaintances in the Cafe Progresso a sad group of older men watching their decline in disbelief each a victim of their own inability to make anything meaningful of their ives Into this uiet decline comes the unexpected appearance of a beautiful and mysterious woman Adela de Otero a veritable whirlwind of transformation whose reuest to earn from him the deadly two hundred escudo thrust plunges the hapless fencing master into a world of danger and intrigue uite at variance with his expectations for his sunset years though not perhaps wholly against his secret wishesThe political turmoil and colour of 19th century Madrid is brought to vivid The Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation of River Turtles life by Perez Reverte and Don Jaime s position as a virtual outsider within his own society make him an excellent viewpoint character for the reader The poignant decline of Don Jaime along with his perseverence despite the obstacles put before him make him sympathetic despite his relatively cool nature I really enjoyed reading this book and come back to it often to simply soak in the atmosphere so effectively created by Perez ReverteApril 2012 re read Stillove it Don Jaime is a great character and Adela de Otero is almost worthy to be classed with Milady de Winter Awesome sense of time and place as well and all wrapped up in a fairly unconventional swashbucklerAlso posted at Shelf Inflicted Don Jaime Astarloa has two convictions The first one is to be a man of honor The second is the belief that fencing is the ultimate art The pistol is not a weapon it is an impertinence If two men are to kill each other they should do so face to face not from a distance ike vile highwaymen Many people would describe Don Jaime as pompous with his old fashioned believes I think it only contributes to th. Novela de aventuras pero también policiaca de traiciones y maniobras políticas en el Madrid galdosiano de 1868 El maestro de esgrima es. E feeling of a The Hockey Saint (Forever Friends, living character Not everyone can be modern and interested in politic and gossip even though it is Madrid 1868 a time of turmoil Some people are no doubtike Don Jaime only interested in perserving certain values I have spent my whole ife trying to preserve a certain idea of myself and that is all You
HAVE TO CLING DON JAIME ASTARLOA IS THE ONEto cling Don Jaime Astarloa is the one the ast of a noble dying breed As a master of the art of fencing he ives his ife by the rules of the blade a code of conduct that centers around honorable swordsmanship and fair play With modern weapons Shunned like the pistol gaining popularity there isittle interest in fencing but Don Jaime is able to eke out a meager iving teaching his art to the sons of the aristocracy It is 1866 and Madrid is facing a storm of political upheaval as ueen Isabella II s opponents prepare for a revolution In the midst of these uncertain circumstances a mysterious woman seeks out Don Jaime Her name is Adela de Otero and she desires to earn the art of the unstoppable thrust an arcane swordplay techniue known only to Don Jaime It is his policy never to teach fencing to women but when she offers him double his usual fee it is an offer he can t refuse Don Jaime soon Oba, the Last Samurai learns that in addition to being exuisitely beautiful Adela de Otero is also a talented swordswoman and a formidable opponent She possesses a dangerous sort of attraction and she soon begins to awaken in Don Jaime feelings that he thought he hadong Yonen Buzz, Volume 1 (Yonen Buzz, left behind in his old age Before he knows it he finds himself in over his head unwittingly embroiled in a political intrigue with potentially dire conseuencesAfter reading and thoroughly enjoying The flanders panel i was expecting aot from Panel I was expecting a ot from book and ended up feeling kind of et down Don t get me wrong I did enjoy it it just didn t The Wood Demon live up to my full expectations I reallyiked Don Jaime s character as well as the femme fatale Adela de Otero However I felt that the plot was rather weak The Big Important Political Secret ended up being sort of anticlimactic and while the final battle between Don Jaime and the villain was exciting it felt First Shapes like the climax of the story was rather rushed All in all I think that probably sums up the major problem with the bookall of it feelsike the author was in a hurry to get it over and done with A Dispatches from Dystopia lot of potentially interesting details and back story are glossed over without much explanation and that frustrated me I originally discovered Arturo Perez Reverte through Johnny Depp s film The Ninth Gate based on Perez Reverte s book The Club Dumas I was uickly enad with his writing which is fluid descriptive and intrinsically character based My only complaint with The Club Dumas was the ending I felt that Perez Reverte had failed to give enough attention to completing his antiuarian book thrillereaving the reader wanting for a better conclusion When I picked up The Fencing Master I expected a repeat of The Club Dumas fantastic style with a disappointing finish To my surprise Perez Reverte pulled together a much satisfying story with a conclusion that was far tidier than the previous novel Set against the backdrop of the 1868 Spanish Revolution Perez Reverte gives us an extremely sympathetic main character in Don Jaime Astarloa an aging fencing master who is witnessing the demise of not only his profession but his code of ethics as well It s the internal machinations of Don Jaime that drive the novel and gives this story a convincing tone Like The Club Dumas The Fencing Master is well written Max and the Tom Cats (More Bob Books for Young Readers, Set II, Book 8) leisurely paced and thick with vivid descriptions As in the former novel Perez Reverte makes use of a fairly obscure profession to draw the reader into a realistic yet commonly unknown world There are times however when Perez Reverte seems to spend too much space on secondary characters Don Jaime s set of caf companions for example addittle value to the overall story Even though one of these characters plays prominently Ancient World later in the story the numerous scenes with this handful of eccentrics merely drag the plot unnecessarilyNonetheless this one minor complaint is nothing compared to theoosely pulled together ending of The Club Dumas giving The Fencing Master a far entertaining aftertaste Even though I enjoyed the previous novel and the movie it spawned if asked I d have to recommend The Fencing Master to anyone interested in Perez Reverte s work So in this book I was presented with two subjects in which I was either woefully ignorant or totally clueless the art of fencing and an 1868 Spanish overthrow of ueen Isabell II I thin. La historia de un mundo de tahúres y mercachifles mantenido a distancia por un florete honorable Pero es sobre todo una inuietante par?. .